Media headlines about DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DowDuPont earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 47.0545553853693 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Activists can challenge the way EU approves GMOs for market – court (finance.yahoo.com)
- Week 9 Lifts US Rail Freight Traffic on 5.8% Gains (finance.yahoo.com)
- DowDuPont Inc (DWDP) Insider Ronald C. Edmonds Sells 15,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- Featured Volatile Stock: DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- [$$] How To Succeed in the Chemical Business Without Really Trying (finance.yahoo.com)
DWDP has been the subject of a number of research reports. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $86.00 price objective on shares of DowDuPont in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Barclays raised DowDuPont from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. ValuEngine raised DowDuPont from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised DowDuPont from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on DowDuPont in a research note on Monday, December 4th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty have issued a buy rating to the stock. DowDuPont currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $80.71.
DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The company reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $20.07 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $19.46 billion. DowDuPont had a return on equity of 8.21% and a net margin of 2.34%. DowDuPont’s revenue was up 54.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that DowDuPont will post 4.14 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be given a dividend of $0.38 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.20%. DowDuPont’s dividend payout ratio is currently 178.82%.
In other news, insider Andrew N. Liveris sold 9,664 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.10, for a total transaction of $677,446.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, General Counsel Charles J. Kalil sold 69,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.66, for a total value of $5,042,604.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 94,064 shares of company stock valued at $6,797,500. Insiders own 0.89% of the company’s stock.
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DowDuPont Inc is a holding company formed through the merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont). The Company’s business divisions include Agriculture division, Material Science division, and a Specialty Products division. The Agriculture Division offers a complete portfolio of products and technologies, traits and crop protection.
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